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    June 30, 2011
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going to be kind of a mess tomorrow morning because the golden gate ferry service will be shut down all day beginning at 4 a.m. that means the service's 5,000 commuters will have to find alternate transportation. now, the ticket agents say they are walking off their jobs for one day because the bridge district is replacing them with automated ticket-selling machines. now, the ticket agents union says that's a terrible move because they also assist the public and provide other customer services. commuters tonight were surprised to hear that they would have no service tomorrow. but most were also supportive of the agents. >> i did not know that. >> reporter: so what are you going to do? >> take the bus. >> i feel the workers should strike. i feel like that's a valid concern of theirs and just, you know, i would definitely pay a little bit more to keep people employed. >> reporter: so there will be no ferry service tomorrow. is that going to be inconvenient for you? >> i didn't know.
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very inconvenient, yes. yes. >> reporter: how will you get over to the city? >> well, now that you have me thinking, i'll have to figure that out because i'm new to the ferry. >> reporter: ticket agents tell me that there are eight full- time and four part-time workers who will lose their jobs. eight others were either transferred to other positions within the system or have retired. so i'm being told by the ticket agents here tonight, allen, that beginning july 8, there will be no more humans in that ticket office that you see behind me. >> linda, for tomorrow, they are adding bus -- more bus service than usual? >> reporter: yes. they will be adding more services including buses here that will take them to the golden gate bridge. so we'll have more details on exactly what the routes will be later tonight. but they are going to have more bus service and people are saying because it's also a holiday weekend, a lot of people have decided they are going to just stay home. >> this may tip that scale for them, too. linda yee, thank you. it was a rare bit of good
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news in an otherwise dismal housing market. home prices swung up a bit this week. but many homeowners are suddenly seeing that their home is worthless than they thought. on the consumerwatch, julie watts explains a change that's throwing homeowners for a loop. julie. >> reporter: the website zillow burst on the scene with an estimate of what your home is worth. the worth of your home may have just taken dive. >> reporter: realtor billy carp used to love zillow and so did his clients. >> they almost always bring up zillow. they say my house is this and that on zillow. >> reporter: now they are taking another look. >> this is definitely low. >> reporter: zillow.com the website known for instant appraisals has changed the way it calculates those values. >> we updated our algorythm to better track what's happening in the market. >> reporter: the site says it's
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more to accurate. >> we approved our accuracy from 7% to 10%. >> this is on the low side. >> reporter: for example, this home in berkeley that zillow now pegs at $658,000 is really worth closer to $725,000. >> the volatility in the markets is enormous. >> reporter: uc-berkeley economics professor john quigley says zillow's change isn't likely to soothe an already battered housing market. >> people become more uncomfortable, less certain, more anxious about the value of their real property. >> reporter: and some believe the lower estimates could make homes in the area that have already seen a big decline in prices that much harder to sell. >> in certain areas the homes are hard to sell anyways. so i don't know whether this will make it more difficult. it certainly won't help. >> reporter: zillow says even
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with the new algorythm, the estimates are just a starting point and both carp and quickly agree. >> i would not read too many into it. i would read very little into it. i think the changes in indices over a short period of time are noise. >> i hope they get further corroboration of the value of their houses before they jump off a bridge. >> reporter: there is a psychological aspect to all of this. experts say homeowners make financial and life decisions based on what they believe their homes are worth. if you're curious about what your home is worth, you can have it appraised by a professional. usually costs about $350 to $400. even the folks at zillow say, listen, this is just a starting point. you really do need to do your due diligence. >> thank you. well, the ink has hit the paper. governor brown has signed the state budget a day before the fiscal year starts. now, in order to get it passed, the governor postponed his plan to have voters decide whether
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to extend some temporary tax increases. that means starting tomorrow, the sales tax in the state is dropping by 1%. so for anyone buying a big ticket item that could save you hundreds of dollars in taxes. but the discount may be short- lived for san franciscans. maybe ed lee is seeking a local .5% sales tax measure that would be on the november ballot. but as part of the new budget, online retailers are going to be required to collect sales tax from customers in california. but the internet's biggest online retailer refuses to collect the sales tax. kiet do on the battle between amazon and the state and what it means for those doing business with amazon. reporter: mark welch is one of the premier consultants in the bay area for anyone doing business with amazon. well, at least he was up until today. >> 12:30 this morning i logged into my amazon account and it says, account closed. data for archived purposes only. >> reporter: he is an affiliate based in hayward and makes a commission every time you buy products from amazon through his website but yesterday,
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amazon sent this email severing ties with 25,000 affiliates in california. overnight, mark lost thousands of dollars in profits. >> one way to look at it is my stepdaughter is 16. she is going to want a car. that makes it a heck of a lot harder to get that car. makes it much less likely. >> reporter: amazon figured that by getting rid of its so- called nexus of affiliates, it no longer has a physical presence in california. and therefore, it doesn't need to collect sales taxes. which brings us to this company, lab 126 based in cupertino. >> this is where the state of california thinks they have got amazon cornered. >> reporter: here at lab 126, this is where the kindle was developed. and this is where the state of california believes that amazon has a physical presence in the state. >> reporter: the board of equalization says the new law concerning subsidiaries of out of state companies like lab 126 is clear. >> one of the provisions of the bill does require that
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companies that have a relationship with -- a subsidiary or sister relationship with a business in california that provides a service to them so that they can continue to do their out of state business is enough to determine that they have nexus in california and are therefore required to collect the use tax. >> reporter: amazon says the new law is counterproductive and so it will not collect sales tax. the fines however will be severe. at the start of every quarter, there will be a 10% fine on the total tax owed. and then another 6% every month thereafter. >> we can lien property, place levies on bank accounts. we have several tools at our disposal and we plan to do this with any retailer. we do it currently with any retailer that's registered with us who is required to pay if they fall behind in their payments. >> reporter: as for mark welch, he says the big loser in all of this are the affiliates. >> you know, it's a power play between the state of california
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and amazon. huge multi-billion-dollar entities. i'm squeezed in the middle. >> reporter: in hayward, kiet do, cbs 5. the streets of one south bay city are a little less protected tonight. dozens of police officers in san jose turned in their badges today. the layoffs come as the department struggles to respond to a spike in homicides. as mark sayre reports, public safety could be at risk. mark. >> reporter: after months of talk and many contentious city council meetings on this issue, the day of reckoning in san jose arrived today and for those officers who actually lost their jobs, they have very different feelings about what's happened here. reporter: for the first time in san jose city history, police officers lined up to turn in their badges and ids. on this, the last day of the city's fiscal year, 66 officers were laid off as part of an effort to balance the budget. fabian wilkenson is one of them. >> it left a bad taste in my mouth. so i take a break and restructure.
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>> reporter: in a show of respect and support for their former colleagues, some uniformed officers gathered outside to shake hands with and hug the departing officers there. -- there were a wide range of emotions and feelings here. some officers fear what the layoffs mean for residents of the city. >> i worked a couple of gang suppression units and stuff like that. and i think that's where your major violent crimes come from. and they all are aware that we are getting laid off. and they know the date. and it's today. so expect tomorrow it's going to heat up. >> reporter: others feel a contract of sorts between the city and its police officers has been forever altered. >> personally, i think it's been a slap in the face because we made a commitment 2.5 years ago to do this job for 30 years to the best of our efforts. >> reporter: but the one emotion which prevailed was one of sadness where former officers say what they will miss most was the one job they wanted to do
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the most. >> we can't go out and serve the city. that's what i wanted to do my whole life, born and raised in san jose. and now i can't help the citizens. >> i feel for everybody here. i feel bad for the union. i feel bad for the police administration because i think they worked hard, too, to try and save as many jobs as possible. >> reporter: on this day when 66 police officers lost their jobs there was an announcement of the shake-up at the top of the police department. the assistant police chief announced she is leaving san jose to take the police chief job in hayward. >> mark, it looks like -- is it a case of the "last in, first out"? they seem to be the youngest most fit officers. >> reporter: that is exactly right. the average experience here about three years was the longest serving officer, about six months in the academy, 2 1/2 years on the streets.
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that's about where the cutoff was, about the three-year mark. everyone down from there. people with four years of service have survived this round but as you know, the mayor says expect another round of layoffs next year. >> got to find some money for that. mark sayre in san jose, thank you. i'm juliette goodrich live in dublin where safe and sane fireworks are okay. but not in livermore. the fireworks show has been cancelled. some residents are fired up saying the show must go on legal or not. it's likely due to malnutrition for sure but also being in a situation. >> when the local food movement goes terribly wrong. how you might be able to help these rescued rabbits. myspace sells for $35 million. facebook valued at something like a gazillion! but why? how they hang such high dollar values on something you can't even put your hands on and why investing your money is risky. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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cities. bang!! just before the 4th of july holiday a reminder, fireworks are illegal in all but a dozen bay area cities. today the dublin fire department demonstrated the danger of fireworks and how people can seriously be injured. also illustrated how fireworks can easily start fires. in contra costa county more than 40 fires were reported last year because of fireworks. everyone is encouraged to watch public displays put on by professionals. now, one place you won't be able to see an official fireworks show is livermore. it's one of several bay area communities that have pulled the plug on celebrations because of budget cuts. but juliette goodrich reports, some people insist that the show will go on legal or not. juliette. >> reporter: hi, dana. we're in dublin, where you can have safe and sane fireworks. in fact, take a look at this
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display. all the proceeds going to local youth charities. however, don't bring these into livermore. even though the fireworks show has been cancelled, police will be on the lookout for fireworks like these or any type on the 4th of july. >> those $10 ones. >> reporter: safe and sane fireworks. a huge money making fundraiser in dublin for the 4th of july. >> the block party here and they have the motion pops. >> reporter: but in neighboring livermore, safe and sane fireworks are illegal and the annual city fireworks show holding 10,000 people at robertson park cancelled leaving many residents fired up. >> stupid. now i have to go home and do illegal fireworks. >> we just had to cancel this year. >> reporter: tim berry is with the livermore recreational park district and says the fireworks show is cancelled because of budget cuts. are you concerned that some people may put on their own fireworks show here? >> well, fireworks are not allowed in livermore? see yes, there is a concern
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about that. >> reporter: did you know the fireworks show was cancelled in your area? >> disappointing. >> reporter: meantime, dublin is booming in business. a lot of them customers from livermore. do you think people will set them off in livermore if there is no place to go? >> i think people will light fireworks in livermore because there is no show. >> i am upset, very upset. i have been watching the fireworks since i was little. >> we have no idea what we're going to do. i don't know. >> reporter: how much money you would need to make the show go on? >> well, i think it would be the $75,000 which is what, you know, we had told the rotary club. it's a very difficult thing to raise in a year's time for a one-day event. >> reporter: that goes towards the fireworks plus police and fire personnel for security. here in dublin you can buy your own block party for $99 or
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check this out. if there is no fireworks show in livermore, look at this. this is the big bang. $500 could be yours, if the surprise right. >> i'm a sparkler kind of gal. they scare me. sparklers are 99 cents. my kids love those. that's a good alternative in dublin or where it's safe and sane. >> thank you, juliette goodrich. and we have a complete list of 4th of july fireworks shows that are happening around the bay area. go to cbssf.com/4th. >> a lot of people going to be out and about. it's going to warm up big time. >> it certainly is. and i would not be too surprised if we have a heat advisory in effect by the end of the weekend. we just rotated our camera on the transamerica building and i'm trying to get my bears here. i think this is spectacular. first of all you see the unlimited visibilities. dana just said wow! all right. now we can see at&t park. can you city there? and look at the flags on the fly. that gives me a good indication the winds are blowing out of
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the west currently towards the bay waters. and boy, that visibility is just unlimited. now, let's jump ahead towards your holiday and what you can anticipate for the 4th of july. we'll see a little bit of that stratus in the form of low clouds and fog banking up against the coast but not hampering any kind of visibility. it's our legal fireworks displays. otherwise hot inland at 96. we'll walk you up to monday. first off out the door into the 60s, right now 82 in concord. tomorrow first day of july, starting off with patchy fog and low clouds and fog and warmer and clear. some mild temperatures by this time tomorrow night for your getaway friday. here's your pinpoint forecast. notice the stratus that hangs tight to the san mateo coast. also the far north bay towards bodega bay. and then we'll wake up tomorrow morning, quick clearing and ample sunshine and warmer temperatures. in fact, we are going to play out your temperatures much warmer than today. starting with, however, tonight's lows into the 40s and
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50s with some gray skies. then north of the golden gate bridge, 83 degrees in santa rosa. upper 70s in kentfield. 93 at the delta. otherwise 93 degrees will be the outside number east of the bay. 60s, 70s close to the bay of water. 85 in santa clara. warm on sunday when we flirt with triple digits. i got to tell you, i'm going back downstairs to the weather center. next time around, i'm going to bump that up to 100. i'm going for it. >> you have a big fan over here. >> risk taker! >> thanks, roberta. not even a year after its grand re-opening a popular east bay swimming pool is closed for repairs. and the problem? a sewer backing up at the richmond plunge. the city using cameras to determine what's causing that backup. the plunge re-opened last august after a battle to raise money to save it from the wrecking ball. the city hopes to have the current problem resolved by the weekend. a year and a half ago, it
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was all we could talk about. families were uprooted, doom was imminent. and then nothing. jimmy in south san francisco wants to know, what is the latest on those apartments falling into the pacific ocean?! ken bastida has tonight's "good question." reporter: a year ago, nobody was willing to give these pacifica apartment buildings much of a chance of hanging on through yet another wet winter. but guess what. they are still here. >> there was no erosion actually this year in spite of the incredible like you said incredible amounts of rain that we had. >> reporter: the four multi- unit buildings teetering on the edge didn't fall into the ocean. the reason according to building official doug ryder, the eroding cliff actually protected itself. >> the sand and material that eroded from the bluff ended up at the beach and it created what they call a supercharged beach situation.
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so the waves actually break further out and really didn't attack the bluff this year. >> reporter: but tourists in buses have been attack the area, hoping to be there when something happens, forcing the city to close beach access below. rider says a plan is being developed in coordination with the apartment owners, the city and the california coastal commission, for a series of structural sea walls and backfilling. but for the owners, it won't be cheap. >> this cliffside has been deteriorating since 2009. >> reporter: when will it end? some believe they have turned the corner. they can be back in these units by the end of the year at a cost of 10 to $15 million. go to cbssf.com, click on "connect," to send me your good questions. do you know what facebook is worth? do you even know what makes facebook valuable? a story about big money that might even change the way you think about your own worth. that's in two minutes. ,,
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now hoping to turn myspace the briones band member turns solo singer turned actor is now hoping to turn myspace around. justin timberlake is part of the company that bought the flagging social networking site. he will have a half dozen people working around the clock developing his ideas for that site. an irvine-based company got myspace for a steal. mike sugerman looks at the dangers of investing in the next big thing. >> reporter: it seemed like a good idea at the time. >> rupert murdoch's news corp. because it for $580 million. they sold it for $35 million. >> reporter: that's a 94% loss. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a user of the space back in the day. >> when you go to myspace, i put all the music and stuff on there. >> reporter: it's still used by musicians. kind of. do you still use it? >> i still sometimes.
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i still post stuff on it, gigs, music, video. but i'm not sure about the traffic. >> reporter: it's been cut by half and then some from its peak of 70 million users to 30 million. myspace was the new big thing back when murdoch bought it in 2005. but two years ago, facebook overtook it and now has three- quarters of a billion users and one report says it could be worth $100 billion by next year. and then what? is there something new that no one has even thought of before that's going to come along and make facebook the new myspace? >> anything is possible. >> reporter: two guys at a san francisco dinner party came up with youtube and two years later it was sold for $1.6 billion! there's twitter and linkedin and google plus. but these are businesses that really have nothing behind them. there's no feel. there is no automobile. there is no there there. with facebook as well, right? >> facebook has you and me,
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people. we are the chum for that fish pond. you know? we are what facebook sells and what makes facebook valuable. >> reporter: advertisers love to know what we like and who we know. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: will the song ever be over? who knows. things change so fast these days, no one can really predict who or what will be sing the blues. mike sugerman, cbs 5. coming up, it's a case of urban farming gone awry. what one east bay resident do to a handful of bunnies to hurt them permanently. >> i think when you have a city that had all the stresses and strains on oakland, you have to have a long-term plan. >> a popular man with a big challenge. chief anthony batts talks with you about his vision for oakland and the job opportunity he explored in san jose. and a lot of talk about breast cancer treatment this week. tonight, a treatment you have probably never heard of. and it didn't require costly
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conditions. now an oakland man is under investigation for nearly two dozen rabbits found living in filthy cramped conditions. and now an oakland man is under
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investigation for how he was raising them. christin ayers on what he may have planned to do with the bunnies. christin. >> reporter: we are still waiting to learn whether that person will face charges of animal cruelty. we do know, however, that there are 18 of these animals at animal services at this moment. if you look closely, some of them are still suffering from bloat bellies because of a poor diet and also splayed feet that may never heal properly. their feet are discolored while standing in a cage with urine. >> they are doing what we call binkies. they are running across an area and jumping for joy. >> reporter: it's a far cry from last week when 21 rabbits were found cramped into squalid backyard in oakland. some rabbits are permanently crippled. >> they knew that they didn't have any food or water.
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it was very hot. so they were just frantic, desperate at the cage, pushing at the cage trying to get to us to get some help. >> reporter: the rabbits were stacked atop each other, their feet scalded with urine. >> the smell was overwhelming. it caused my eyes to burn. >> reporter: patches of fur missing, malnourished from being fed only cooked rice that their bellies couldn't digest. animal activists say the rabbits were likely being prepared for slaughter which is illegal in oakland without a permit, a case of urban farming gone very wrong. >> need to to make sure people are doing it in a humane way. >> reporter: all too often backyard farming becomes animal cruelty. the city will discuss new regulations for raising and slaughtering animals in july. >> we want to continue the discuss and be part of any process to change regulations around having animals for food in oakland. >> reporter: animal services worries that regulating it could be overwhelming. it could be a backyard farming
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free for all. they hope these rabbits are a reminder of how quickly good intentions can go bad. the city will host the talks on urban agriculture starting july 21. meanwhile, back here at oakland animal services, there are 55 total rabbits here now so dana, they are trying to get people out to adopt some of these. 18 of these are the ones coming from that situation. but they are ready to be adopted now. >> all right. christin ayers, thank you. well, almost two years into the job now, and oakland's police chief anthony batts faces an increase in violent crime, a decrease in officers, and a new boss. i sat down with the chief this week for a closer look at his city, his job and his future. >> summertime is going to be a dramatic time for us. they usually are of year. to make sure we are doing the right thing -- >> reporter: this will be chief anthony batts' second summer in oakland. first saw layoffs that hadn't
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been seen in decades. he now has 200 fewer officers than when he started the job. >> we have a demand level for cities larger than we are. demand level blows them out of the water and they have more resources. so you have to be smarter and you have to prioritize. you can't do everything. >> reporter: one effort is bolstering the homicide unit which saw six killings in a week recently. another department being scrutinized, internal affairs which batts says can be downsized. >> the way we have the structure in the police organization and as i walked into the doors, that we have i believe too many officers in internal affairs. not just that we're hiding them there. but because of the federal oversight that we have -- >> reporter: that oversight by a federal judge with whom batts says he meets on a regular basis threatened the department with federal supervision in 2003 if changes weren't made. >> i think people are fed up at this point that the oakland
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police department has been in this process for going on nine years. people are asking, when does it end? my push and a very aggressive push is to get us into compliance. >> reporter: but the chief undermines some of his support when it was learned in january he was a finalist for san jose's top cop job after a little more than a year in oakland. >> i think when you have a city that has all the stresses and strains on oakland, you have to have a long-term plan. >> reporter: oakland mayor jean quan said the chief's attempted move was ambitious. the chief said he saw something else. >> san jose has a very sophisticated strategic plan. they know where they are going and have steps to get there. one thing i would like to see in the city of oakland is a long-term plan where we know what we're dealing with and the community has input. >> reporter: he cease the incoming city administrator coming from san jose -- he sees the incoming city administrator coming from san jose as a move in the right direction. >> you have to have all the pieces of city going in the
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right direction with the proper leadership. applaud the mayor for making such a great selection that we start working in that direction. >> oakland city budget is due tomorrow. the police union has reportedly agreed to pay 9% into its pension plan whereas last year it refused to pay anything. if you have a story idea for closer look, go to cbssf.com, click connect, scroll down to closer look and shoot me an email. a 95-year-old american woman has been asked to remove her adult diaper but a nigerian man boards a plane with an invalid boarding pass. twice. how he was able to do it and what authorities found when they searched his pockets. and as many as 12,000 federal prisoners suddenly find themselves eligible for early release. why a lot of people are saying, it's about time. the giants were no hits for over 10 innings today. i'm dennis o'donnell. and why did an as veteran player abruptly leave rootbeer float days? the surprising answer is coming up. ,,,,,,
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get on a plane from new york to l-a with an invalid i-d and an expired tonight federal investigators want to know how a man managed to get on a plane from new york to l.a. with an invalid id and an expired boarding pass that wasn't even his. randy paige reports even after getting caught, the feds say suspects fooled airport security a second time. >> this is an extremely serious breach. it's among the highest order. >> reporter: the first breach happened on friday at jfk international airport in new york. a nigerian man identified as olajide noibi was allowed past the first checkpoint after showing his tsa agent a boarding pass for a flight that had already flown with someone else's name on it and a student id with his name on it. noibi allegedly showed the same bogus boarding pass to a virgin america gate attendant who let him board the plane t wasn't until they were in midair en route to los angeles when a flight attendant noticed he was sitting on what should be a vacant seat. he was questioned on arrival
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and released. yesterday noibi was spotted again using another expired boarding pass at a delta gate trying to board a flight to atlanta. this time, the fbi arrested him. noibi told an fbi agent he used the same expired boarding pass ruse at the initial screening location at l.a.x. and was allowed once again into the restricted area. so how could this happen? with apparent security breaches at two airports involving many different people and agencies? >> as a former inspector- general of the united states department of transportation i would what i recommend if i was the head of this investigation and that is every person and entity who failed on that day, the persons who did not do their jobs should be subject to a work removal. >> reporter: the fbi is now saying olajide noibi is an american citizen of nigerian descent and the fbi says he has no ties to any terrorist groups and is not considered to be a security threat. at l.a.x., randy paige, cbs 5. one in 17 inmates in the federal system could soon see a reduced sentence now that a panel has decided to apply new
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drug sentencing limits retroactively. it used to be someone busted with crack cocaine would get the same mandatory sentence as someone with 100 times more powder cocaine. that drew accusations of racism given that crack was more common in poor black neighborhoods. and powder was more prevalent with affluent whites. 12,000 inmates could see their sentences cut. the change is expected to save the feds $200 million over five years. looks like the senate won't be heading out for the 4th of july vacation. senate majority leader harry reid announced this morning that the senate is canceling its scheduled break next week to continue working on the debt talks. but as danielle nottingham reports, time is running out. >> reporter: president obama got what he wanted, the senate is canceling its 4th of july recess staying in town to work on a debt compromise and republicans now have their own challenge for the president. >> all we need is the president to step up and give us a proposal.
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so far he has laid back and criticized everybody else. >> the president says he wants to get working, wants us to get working. i can't think of a better way than to have him come right on over today. >> reporter: republicans and democrats agree on one thing: any plan to raise the debt ceiling must include spending cuts. but republicans won't agree to the new taxes democrats are pushing for the rich. >> the main obstacle, and i want to be very clear, to finding common ground is republicans' stubborn insistence on protecting taxpayer-funded giveaways to corporations and individuals who don't need the giveaways. >> reporter: the white house wants lawmakers to make tough decisions and soon. if congress doesn't raise the borrowing limit in just over a month, the country's economy is at stake. >> we are up against the wall. and it is not at all reasonable to play chicken with the full faith and credit of the united states.
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>> reporter: house lawmakers have a short holiday recess. they are back to work in washington next wednesday. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. and coming up after the break, putting the heat on breast cancer with some promising results. from the cbs 5 weather center, we are zeroing in on your holiday weekend. the day you will be able to see the air that you breathe. that's never a good thing. we'll pinpoint that day as eyewitness news continues. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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traditional treatment can be frightening. som more than 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. traditional treatment can be frightening. some women are looking for alternatives. dr. kim mulvihill has news on one experimental approach. >> reporter: it's a type treatment where doctors use heat to cook or kill cancer cells while trying to spare the surrounding healthy tissue.
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angela robinson was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. >> my primary doctor offered the traditional medical treatment, which is to cut poison and burn, which is surgery, chemo and radiation. >> reporter: angela feels traditional chemotherapy and radiation are like having grenades inside your body wiping out the good cells along with the bad. >> in order to kill off tumor cells, be it through surgery or chemotherapy, radiation, accepted standards that we use, you have some sort of collateral damage of healthy nearby tissues. >> reporter: instead she close to fight with an experimental treatment called hyperthermia. this machine delivers heat through ultrasound or microwave to the tumor for an hour killing offer the cancer. the patient then undergoes low dose radiation treatments for about 30 minutes five times a week for three months. early research shows heat also makes the radiation more effective.
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one researcher says 80% of his early stage patients have survived at least five years after the hyperthermia treatment. now, by itself, hyperthermia is not considered effective, always used with other standards such as radiation or chemo. many studies show when combined with standard care it will significantly shrink tumors but not all studies show these patients live longer. it's interesting to see. they are looking at this in all sorts of cancer treatments. >> thank you. is the weather promising for the weekend? it sounds hot, which is promising for her. [ laughter ] >> well, you know, the heat, it depends on where you are actually. when you're away from the bay of water, that's where you will have the hottest temperatures in the triple digits when the air quality will be compromised, as well. and i would just give one little bit of advice. keep a watchful eye on the weather this weekend because we certainly could see a heat advisory in effect by sunday. it's live, it's our cbs 5 weather camera, where we are
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looking at unlimited visibility, wall-to-wall sunshine and today our highs banked between 63 in half moon bay to 87 degrees in gilroy. you know what? what you're looking at right now is actually a perfect summer day for this 30th day of june because temperatures were relatively close to normal highs for this time of the year. if you are out and about on this thursday evening, we have a little bit of stratus playing tight to the coast in the 60s. 70s at the bay and still into the low 80s inland. morning patchy fog on friday. it will be warmer and mild temperatures by evening. pinpoint forecast, the clouds are just playing tag with the coastline. that will be the case when you rise and shine for your morning commute. warmer temperatures, that's due it high pressure but it's staying stagnant. as it does so, it's going to cap the air. and therefore, that's why we'll have some unhealthy levels of ozone by sunday.
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never a good thing when you can see the air that you breathe. so keep that in mind, as well. here you go for your getaway friday. 96 degrees in sacramento, 74 in the high sierra, after several inches of snow yesterday. triple digits in redding. tonight we'll see some areas of that patchy low clouds, otherwise into the 40s and 50s for overnight lows. tomorrow a west and northwest wind 10 to 20 miles per hour, warmer numbers 83 in san anselmo, mid-80s in sonoma. outside number to the north will be fairfield and vacaville and towards discovery bay into the low 90s. 70 in richmond with the abundance of sunshine. 93 east of the bay. and in pleasanton, 90 degrees. but at the alameda county fairgrounds where you have more concrete, more asphalt, about 92 degrees for the 99th annual alameda county fair. lots of fun and festivities there. all right. we rhymed. i'm a poet and didn't know it.
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85 in santa clara, 90 campbell, 63 half moon bay. the extended forecast calls for the warmest day coming up as we trend upwards to triple digits. brentwood, tracy, oakland and antioch on sunday. notice the string of warm weather will continue through the seven-day forecast. and by the way, if you just do want to highlight that 4th of july forecast, sunshine and hot inland. that is the pinpoint forecast. dennis? >> okay, roberta. the wall falls look good in the background. there can a wild card entry make it to the wimbledon finals? i'm dennis o'donnell. brian wilson had a chance to save a huge game for the giants next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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saw this morning serving up root beer floats for charity..then, he was told he'd been traded to the colorado rockies, and he ab mark ellis was the first player i saw this morning serving up rootbeer floats for charity and then was told he was traded to the colorado rockies and abruptly walked out. ellis batting just .217 lost his second base job to a rookie. the as will pay most of the $3 million owed on his contract and in return they will receive two players. the good news for ellis, he will start at second base and
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bat second in the line-up in colorado. the giants had been rumored in efforts to acquire ellis. >> when you're here for 10 years, you sort of expect to get traded but, you know, i watched [ indiscernible ] it's sometimes [ indiscernible ] it's hard to expect to get traded when you never have been traded. at the same time you kind of realize the situation. >> upside-down day all around for the as and the fans. down 3-0 in the 5th, cahill a breaker to fox. as and marlins wrap up the three-game set. rough day for trevor cahill. one hopper to the wall and knocks the ball loose. it's 5-0 florida. cahill did not get out of the inning. 5-2 in the ninth. suzuki's line drive to left, two-run shot. his sixth. as within a run.
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weeks goes fishing. hope he didn't swallow the hook. as lose the series, 5-4 the final. every time you think you have seen it all with the giants, something else crazy happens. the giants were held hitless for 10 and a third innings. big daddy cane has been nearly unhittable in june going for his fifth win this month alone. bottom 5 in chicago. cain gets hill looking career strikeout number 1,000 for cain who threw seven shutout innings. bottom of the 9th giants leading 1-0. one guy who hasn't feared the beard, ramirez lines the fastball into the seats. solo home run. game tied, blown save number 3 for brian wilson. 13th inning, giants haven't had a base hit since the 3rd inning. pablo sandoval ends the drought. his first home run since coming off the disabled list. and the giants are up 2-1. ramirez tries to nail down the win. cubs down to the last out.
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barney singles to left, cody ross throw is too high. game is tied at 2. ross knows a better throw might have got him. two batters later soto puts a charge into that pitch. that is a pinch hit three-run home run. this is a tough one to lose. giants go down 5-2 the final. are you enjoying the nfl's labor work stoppage? you hear that sound? that's another padlock. this time on the nba. their collective bargaining agreement expires in a couple of hours. the players will be locked out with owners claiming they lost around $300 million last season. maria sharapova no more grunting. did she listen? [ screaming ] >> no, she didn't. she advances to saturday's final beating sabine lisicki in
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straight sets. maria's fiance enjoying it. not lucky to be anywhere else with the lockout. if you thought the grunting was bad in this match, listen to this. >> there is a siren that's gone off. [ siren ] >> it continues to squeal. so the -- >> the sundance kid is in the house. robert redford watching petra kvitova win in three sets. double falls on match point. she will go for her first major title saturday against maria sharapova. women's world cup, wearing the mask because of a broken nose. sometimes you find trouble, sometimes trouble finds you. took the ball to the face. the mask prevents damage on that direct shot. france punishes canada 4-nil. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com softening lotion. one with shea butter for soft healthy skin. gold bond ultimate softening.
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